by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 6,099th Best Weather: 11,491st Most Income Equality: 13,542nd
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Population1.603 billion


The Republic of Edith is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, otherworldly petting zoo, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.603 billion Edithans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 56.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Edithan economy, worth 60.9 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 37,964 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, elderly citizens regularly buy posh multimillion-dollar mansions, and it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Edith's national animal is the butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Edith is ranked 138,008th in the world and 7,048th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 28.92 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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